Artist Kid Rock hints he will run for U.S. Se­nate in 2018

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DETROIT — Record­ing star Kid Rock

(pic­tured), an out­spo­ken sup­porter of Repub­li­can Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, hinted in web­site and so­cial me­dia mes­sages on Wed­nes­day that he in­tends to run for the U.S. Se­nate in 2018, promis­ing a “ma­jor an­nounce­ment” to come soon.

The 46­year­old Michi­gan na­tive drew at­ten­tion on Twit­ter and his Face­book page to a “Kid Rock ’18 for U.S. Se­nate” web­site. It fea­tures a photo of the goa­teed singer­song­writer wear­ing a leather jacket, dark glasses and white fe­dora, seated in a plush, star­span­gled chair be­side a stuffed deer above the tagline: “Are you scared?”

The site also dis­plays im­ages of a T­shirt, base­ball cap and bumper sticker em­bla­zoned with the cam­paign logo, “Kid Rock for U.S. Se­nate” and a box of al­ter­nat­ing slo­gans, in­clud­ing, “In Rock We Trust”, “Party to the Peo­ple” and “You Never Met a Politi­cian Quite Like Me”.

“I have a ton of e­mails and texts ask­ing me if this web­site is real ... The an­swer is an ab­so­lute YES,” he said on his ver­i­fied Twit­ter ac­count. “Stay tuned, I will have a ma­jor an­nounce­ment in the near fu­ture.”

Reached by e­mail, the mu­si­cian’s spokesper­son Kirt Web­ster re­ferred only to Rock’s Face­book page, which bore the same mes­sage.

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